Information relevant to the changes to the board of
On October 4, 2015, an annual general meeting of the BC Amateur Football Association (BCAFA, better known as Football BC) was held during which a vote was conducted for the Executive Officers of the association.
Despite the election process being allegedly contrary to the Bylaws of the BCAFA, the result of the vote saw Frank Naso elected as President in place of then-current President and candidate, Larry Reda, and Steve Figner elected as Vice President, Finance, in place of then-current VP, Finance and candidate, Mark Nykolaichuk.
Mr. Reda and Mr. Nykolaichuk commenced a Petition in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the BCAFA and Mr. Naso and Mr. Figner contesting the election results.
The Board of Directors directed funds to defend Mr. Naso and Mr. Figner against the Petition. There was no unanimous concensus from the Executive Board to engage in this act and the BCAFA was never defended.
On January 6, an out-of-court settlement was agreed upon. On January 8, Mr. Naso and Mr. Figner formally resigned.
Click here to see the Collated Settlement and Release Agreement
Click here to see Frank Naso's resignation letter
Click here to see Steve Figner's resignation letter
Further information will be posted shortly.
Orange Helmet Awards
Kamloops coaching legend Brian Olthuis to be honoured with Bob Ackles Lifetime Achievement Award
Legendary Kamloops football coach Brian Olthuis will be honoured with the Bob Ackles Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Orange Helmet Awards, presented by Coast Capital Savings, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.
Receiving the Bob Ackles Lifetime Achievement Award is part of a busy week for Olthuis who will also be inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Brian Olthuis talks about the OHA and Hall of Fame induction
Click here to read more.
Game Ready Elite Footaball Camps
Position specific no pads, a focus on techniques and fundamentals.
All players welcome as they get prepared for their respective spring camps.
More information at www.gamereadyfitness.ca.
SFU 4-Down Football Coaches Clinic
Langley Rams Youth Camp/Development Camp
Langley Rams Youth and Development camps are being held April
9 to 10 at McLeod Athetic Park Stadium in Langley.
For more information, click
Hyack Football Presents: Necessary Roughness 4
Jay Prepchuk Pee Wee Quarterback Camp
Jay Prepchuk (U18 Team BC/Handsworth Royals) runs his annual Pee Wee Quarterback Camp (ages 7 to 12) on Sunday, May 1 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.
No experience is needed to participate in this camp. Beginners are welcome!
Participants are asked to bring their own football, football cleats, and water bottle. NO football gear necessary.
- Throwing Mechanics
- 1, 2, and 3 stop drops
- Play action pass
- Throwing on the run
- Ball handling/faking
- Running the option
- Hot passing game
Click here for the registration form.
Game Ready Fitness
- Champions are Built, Not Born!!
- Speed and explosiveness for the high school aged athlete
- Fundamental movement and speed initiation for the kids aged 6-12 years
Programs are starting in January at all locations. They have specifically been an integral part of the football community and the development of many football players, in fact many if our coaches and leaders are products of the football programs in BC and they are all sharing their knowledge and experiences with the young players. The combination of highly effective training with professional players and coaches working with athletes is a potent ingredient to success. Every day the athletes training with Game Ready separate themselves by being a step ahead on the court, on the ice and on the field!! Facilities in North Vancouver and Cloverdale lead the charge with state of the art equipment and turf field. Programs are also offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Cloverdale. Whether it is individual training, small group training or team training the group and teams will be Game Ready
Canada Football Academy Regional Development Training - Quarterback Clinic & Receiver Training
Hosted by JC Boice (Westshore Rebels) and Rob Williams (Sportcore Performance), Canada Football Academy's Regional Development Training (RDC) follows the highly successful model of USA based National Football Academies Regional Training Camps. CFA's RDC is delivered by CFA/NFA Nationally Certified Staff and is very intense instruction within a limited enrollment, small group format.
Working with NFA Senior Certified staff and learning "Self Correction" principles will give you the competitive advantage you're looking for in preparation for the upcoming season.
Discounted training sessions in Vancouver can be found on the following dates in 2016:
More information can be found at: https://canadafootballacademy.launchtrack.events/
External Event: Hockey Night in
Canada's Play On! Vancouver
Looking for a great way to stay competitive during the off-season, have fun with your friends, and win some great prizes? Sign up now for Play On! Vancouver taking place June 25-26 in Pitt Meadows.
Opportunities for officials and volunteers are also available. Click the image below for more information.
External Event: UrbaCity Challenge in Victoria
The UrbaCity Challenge is Victoria's own urban adventure race. On Sunday June 12, 2016, UrbaCity celebrates its sixth anniversary. In four hours or less, teams will complete amazing challenges requiring brain, brawn and teamwork to win.
For more information, click
BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.
Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional),
Builder, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).
The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British
Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.
Please visit their website at www.bcfootballhalloffame.com
and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.
Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.
The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame
The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.
To see what items are there now, click
Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.
Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your
Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football
BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.
Get more information
Baron Championship Rings is the official ring supplier for Football BC.
Click here to visit their website.
Gear up with
Support Team BC
with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser
Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our
"Play Football" programs in elementary schools.
Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the
"Football BC Scrap Drive."
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8
Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2
Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members
Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?
Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members
Visit their website at www.grandviewprinting.com
to learn more about their services.
Football BC and
Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members
Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all
Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman
and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.
To access these special rates, follow these directions:
1. Go to www.sandmanhotels.ca
2. Select your preferred property in BC
3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate
Code" type in "footballbc"
4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!
The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and
BC elementary school skills program
Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.
This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.
Click here to see the promo video for the program.
For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or
Football BC Events
Football BC's Event Calendar
is your one-stop source for the best upcoming football skills camps and events. Visit
today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.
Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
- Game Ready Elite Football Camps (April/May)
- 2016 Orange Helmet Awards (April 7)
- Hyack Football Presents: Necessary Roughness 4
- SFU 4-Down Football Coaches Clinic (April 8-9)
- Langley Rams camps (April 9-10)
- Game Ready (various dates)
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